Which "Earth" Will We Choose?
Today’s meditation, from our good friend Lewis, will intentionally be very brief. My hope is that if you typically spend two or three minutes reading the day’s meditation, you will spend the same amout of time today re-reading and thinking thoroughly through today’s meditation, as it will only take you 5 seconds to read (You may find it quite strengthening and practically useful to commit it to memory). As a primer for your thoughts, consider what Lewis is suggesting about the ramifications for the next life, as well as this life, of preferring the world, and the things of this world, over the things of Heaven in any area of your life. From The Great Divorce:
“I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region of Hell. And earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself.”